See, this is why I go on twitter! So I can see new videos of cute guys as soon as they are released. And today, we got both Varun and Kunal Kapoor!
Yay, the first real love song from Badrinath! I’ve been listening to the soundtrack all day at work, and this was my favorite song already. And now there are visuals! And they are visuals that we can deconstruct for plot/character clues! Woot-woot!
Firstly, I love how slow this romance looks. I don’t just mean that there appears to be a time jump, but that they don’t call in love at first sight. They are spending time together and laughing together and talking and that’s their love song. Also, there are other people there! Which doesn’t sound romantic, but it kind of is. That even when they are traveling in a group, they still naturally gravitate to being a couple. This isn’t just because they are thrown together and have to get to know each other, they want to get to know each other.
Secondly, let’s all stare at Varun’s hair! He’s got that kind of cool guy fade type thing happening. But it is slightly fuller on top in the overseas travel period versus the formal green outfit period at the beginning, right? It makes him look more young and wild in the earlier bits versus the later bits. But is it also a sign of time passing? Did they go on a young and wild vacation together and later meet up at more of a family wedding type thing?
Thirdly, characters! Seems to be keeping something similar to their characters in Humpty in some ways. Which is good, because those were really strong personas for these particular actors. Alia is great as the cute shallow confident girl, who has hidden depths. And Varun is great as the seemingly goofy lovesick flirt who has hidden strength.
And fourthly, I am still obsessed with that line in the trailer about how she loves him but doesn’t respect him and he doesn’t respect her. WHY???? They are lovely together! He clearly respects her! And deserves her respect! Is this love song after an even earlier interaction that ended poorly? Or does something terrible happen after this love song which makes them split up? I don’t want sad things to happen! I am very stressed about this!
Speaking of stressful and sad, a new version of Macbeth is coming out! Kunal Kapoor looks very good with a beard, which is the most important thing. Of secondary importance, I also like that Lady Macbeth is a little more active in this version. All sword fighty and stuff. And that they are a young and sexy and couple. I know you can read the play as Lord Macbeth being a little henpecked and all, but I like better the interpretation where they are true partners in every way.
One additional note, I don’t know about all this Immortals of Meluha inspired kind of look. The beard looks good, but it kind of feels like the silver jewelry and face paint and all might be trying a little too hard.